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B-18A Bolo Special hobby 1:72
RYSZARD
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Krakow, Poland
Joined: August 21, 2010
KitMaker: 455 posts
AeroScale: 454 posts
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 07:13 AM UTC

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Ryszard,
Beautiful job on a difficult kit-- I've built the SH B-18A too, so I have the experience to say that. I'm fortunate though to live not far from a real B18A. This aircraft doesn't get the credit it deserves. It was the most numerous bomber in the USAAF inventory at the beginning of WWII, and it beat out the Boeing 233 (B17A) for the USAAF contract back in 1933. It was also the first US aircraft to sink an enemy submarine, going on to sink 2 more before it was finally relegated to training service. It could also carry quite a large bomb load for its size. Viewers may recognize those wings and landing gear as well-- since they were the same design used in the DC-2 and DC-3. There's a good book on the history of the B-18 and its successor: The B-18 and B-23, America's Forgotten Warriors, by the former director of Seattle's Museum of Flight-- Jim Hagedorn, who has studied this aircraft extensively. You have done great justice to this often overlooked warbird.
VR, Russ



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Thank you for recognition, nice to hear such opinion
I showed it deliberately because there are too few such unusual models on the forum
I admit that I'm already bored with showing Spitfirow and Mustangs without a break !!
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 3,022 posts
AeroScale: 699 posts
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
Ryszard,
Beautiful job on a difficult kit-- I've built the SH B-18A too, so I have the experience to say that. I'm fortunate though to live not far from a real B18A. This aircraft doesn't get the credit it deserves. It was the most numerous bomber in the USAAF inventory at the beginning of WWII, and it beat out the Boeing 233 (B17A) for the USAAF contract back in 1933. It was also the first US aircraft to sink an enemy submarine, going on to sink 2 more before it was finally relegated to training service. It could also carry quite a large bomb load for its size. Viewers may recognize those wings and landing gear as well-- since they were the same design used in the DC-2 and DC-3. There's a good book on the history of the B-18 and its successor: The B-18 and B-23, America's Forgotten Warriors, by the former director of Seattle's Museum of Flight-- Jim Hagedorn, who has studied this aircraft extensively. You have done great justice to this often overlooked warbird.
VR, Russ
RYSZARD
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Krakow, Poland
Joined: August 21, 2010
KitMaker: 455 posts
AeroScale: 454 posts
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC
After sporting machines something exotic, or a bizarre bomber of the US Army from the 30s B-18 A Bolo "Special hobby "in 1:72 scale